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Harberton Folk Circular - ???day ?? September 2019

Part One below - A full listing for the coming month
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The full open-ended Southern Devon Folk Diary listings appear as always on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.

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Harberton Folk Circular - Thursday 19 September 2019

Part One below - A full listing for the coming month
Part Two - Other stuff
The full open-ended Southern Devon Folk Diary listings appear as always on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.

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NEW Friday 20 September 2019 8pm - Geoff Lakeman & Rob Murch - Parish Hall, Meavy PL20 6PJ
The “ Titan of Twang “ and the “ Concertina Crooner” team up in a dynamic new duo. Geoff has a rich, melodic voice and teases English and Irish folk, Americana and jazz songs out of his rare vintage Crane duet concertina. Rob brings the “ wow factor” to the banjo, with his unique, punchy fingerstyle playing. Both live on Dartmoor, so it was inevitable they’d gang-up musically. Expect self-written and West Country songs, rattling folk tunes and foot-stomping ragtime and cakewalk riffs. Rob’s percussive finger-ballet up and down the fret board of his 100 year-old instrument is mesmerising. He’s revered throughout the UK for his long-time work with the renowned Dartmoor Pixie Band and The Watch trio. The duo’s relaxed yet sparkling stage presence together is bubbling with the “feel -good” factor. £10. Licensed bar. Full details etc. www.meavy.org.uk/events.htm.

NEW Friday 20 September 2019 7pm - Uncle Tom Cobley & All - St John's Church, Bridgetown, Totnes TQ9 5AD (map)
With Dr Todd Gray MBE, in association with St John’s Church. An evening of word and song revealing the long and curious history of Devon’s anthem. Unknown variants of the ballad will be reintroduced, some after hundreds of years. The evening is part of a four-week Devon-wide tour which recreates Sabine Baring-Gould’s Costume Concert Lecture Tour in which he introduced `Widdicombe Fair’ to the world in 1888. Tickets £5 door.

NEW Friday 20 September 2019 7.45pm - Mulberry House Third Friday Sacred Harp Singing, Cullompton
House singing from the shape-note tradition, singing from The Sacred Harp book. 7.30pm for 7.45pm until 10pm. Venue details and other information: Steve or Martin: 01884 563138, steve@mulberryhouse.org.uk. Shape Note South West website: www.southwestshapenote.weebly.com.

Friday 20 September 2019 7.30pm - Claude Bourbon - Downderry and Seaton Village Hall, Main Road, Torpoint, Cornwall PL11 3JY
Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories. Each year Bourbon plays more than 100 shows around the world. Born in France in the early 60’s, Claude Bourbon grew up in Switzerland, where he was classically trained for many years.

Saturday 21 September 2019 11am-11pm - Crabstock - Kingsbridge - A New Mini Folk Fest
Full details, line-up, programme, ticketing etc. now on
www.crab-stock.co.uk. Music all day at the Crabshell Inn on the banks of the Kingsbridge Estuary. The Big Tent will give hourly concerts from 12-6pm with guests Dandy Jim, Cool Beanz, Silvington, Old Gaffers, Orchard Family and Harbottle & Jonas. Simultaneously there will a continuous succession of fine musicians showcasing “on the deck”, while upstairs a variety of “sessions” will run all day. All this culminates at 8pm with a Ceilidh. Cost only £10 for access to all the events! A not-for-profit day, but monies left over will be donated equally to The Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline and support for local traditional music events. www.shamstrad.co.uk

Saturday 21 September 2019 7.30pm - Ensemble Hesperi: The Pheasant's Eye - St Mary's Church, High Street, Totnes TQ9 5NN
Totnes Early Music Society: Be guided through the musical scenery of 18th century Scotland through timeless folk tunes and infectious dance rhythms. Ensemble Hesperi offer an engaging programme based on Scottish Baroque music, from Scottish-born composers such as James Oswald and William McGibbon, They are joined by Scottish dancer Kathleen Gilbert to mix visual movement with a repertoire steeped in the iconic heritage of Scotland. Full details www.totnesearlymusic.org.

Saturday 21 September 2019 8pm - Fundraising Concert for Victoria Rooms - Milverton Music, Victoria Rooms, Fore St, Milverton, Taunton TA4 1JU
Featuring the Silver Street Band, with The Blackdown Hillbillies. Tickets £10 from
01823 400416 or 01823 400609. Bar. Email milvertonmusicclub@gmail.com. www.milvertonmusic.co.uk.

Sunday 22 September 2019 8pm - Midnight Skyracer - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Midnight Skyracer has been tearing up the UK bluegrass and folk scene since its inception less than two years ago. The all-star lineup and exciting live performances have sent the band racing skywards at an astounding pace right from the start, with Leanne Thorose’s powerhouse vocals and driving mandolin, Tabitha Agnew’s sweet voice and virtuosic banjo playing, Eleanor Wilkie’s rock solid bass grooves, Laura Carrivick’s flair - being equally adept on both fiddle and dobro - and her twin sister Charlotte’s agility on the guitar, with both sisters filling in the vocal harmonies. Full details, samples etc. www.calstockarts.org.

NEW Tuesday 24 September 2019 8pm - Shanty Workshop with The Exmouth Shanty Men - The Beach Pub, Exmouth EX8 1DR
Another of the ever-popular Free Shanty Workshops at the crew's home base (adjacent to the marina). Why not come along and learn a few shanties - or just sit and listen?

Wednesday 25 September 2019 7.30pm - Bookends: Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years - Pavilions Teignmouth, The Den, Teignmouth TQ14 8BG
Critically acclaimed as one of the world’s greatest tribute shows, Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years returns in 2019 with an all new production. Featuring a live band and stunning vocal harmonies, this spectacular concert takes audiences on a journey through songs and history of Simon and Garfunkel. www.pavilionsteignmouth.org.uk.

Thursday 26 September 2019 8pm - The Trees - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Plymouth’s four-woman supergroup play with vocal harmonies and their wide-ranging inspirations to offer a unique and special show. £5. www.b-bar.co.uk. Tel. 01752 242021.

Friday 27 September 2019 - Rory McLeod - Matthews Hall, Fore St, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HF
Rhythmic storyteller, multi-instrumentalist, ex-circus clown and fire eater, is a one-man-soul-band, and poet. He has a natural troubadour's talent for weaving magical, musical, storytelling spells accompanied by his own bizarre solo orchestra of distinctive instruments. www.rorymcleod.com. Full details www.wegottickets.com/event/463486.

Friday 27 September 2019 7.30pm - Tristan & Iseult - Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter EX2 4AZ (map)
Artemis Storytelling presents Katy Cawkwell. Tristan and Iseult is one of the great love stories, spanning the lands and seas of Cornwall, Ireland and Brittany. Hear afresh the rapture in music that drifts across the water, the tenderness of a healing touch, the passion in a game of chess, the intimacy of an apple orchard and the thrill of clutching at your lover’s hand and fleeing to the wild secret places of this land. Katy picks a clear, brilliant path through this many-layered legend, mingling story with snatches of Gaelic song and touching her listeners with the excitement, beauty and tragedy of this timeless tale. Tickets £10. Box Office 01392 277189.
www.wegottickets.com/cygnettheatre.

UPDATED 28/29 September 2019 - Teign Shanty Festival - Teignmouth/Shaldon
No tickets available - because it's all FREE. Featuring 27 shanty crews and 150 hours of "free to attend" music. Saturday midday to 11pm, Sunday 1pm to 6pm. There are also maritime experiences. The towns will be filled with music, singing and infused with a great community spirit. One of the shanty groups attending, "The Longest Johns", appeared on Gareth Malone's television program "The Choir" in 2017. Raising funds for: RNLI, Rowcroft Hospice, Teign Heritage Centre, Alice Cross Centre. Full details www.teignshantyfestival.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 28 September 2019 7.30pm - Folk Plus in Concert: "Music at the Farm" - Marldon Christmas Tree Farm, Totnes Road, Marldon TQ3 1RR
Two fantastic solo artists: Nigel Dee, a well-known and highly respected locally-based singer and guitarist & Graham Butterfield, who is well-established in West Country folk circles as an excellent solo singer and guitarist. Also: Well-known, hugely popular local band, Mother’s Ruin, play a wide range of traditional and modern folk rock, in an infectious style. The ContraBand - new band of 5 experienced performers; strong melodies and vocal harmony, supported by sympathetic guitar and cello accompaniments, give the band a distinctive ear-catching sound. Tickets £8 adv, £10 door. Or email Paul: p.woodhouse47@sky.com (tel 07894 961010). Full details
www.musicatthefarm.co.uk (website says "Purchase before 20/09/2019 for £5 off a tree this Christmas").

Saturday 28 September 2019 7.30pm - Clive Carroll - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
Acclaimed guitarist and composer Clive Carroll has created a sound world all his own, with a signature blend of warmth and humour that belies his dazzling technical skill. Clive’s masterful compositions feature influences mined from the delicate cadences of Elizabethan lute classics, the imaginative eccentricity of Frank Zappa, visionary classical composers such as Bartok and Ligeti, and hints of jazz and Delta blues! Box office 01404 384050. Full details www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

Saturday 28 September 2019 8pm - Exeter Ceilidh: with Pigs Might Fly - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Caller:
Rosie Baines. Entry £8, (U16 £4, U10 free). Teas, coffees & biscuits provided (small donation requested), but no bar. BYO alcohol if you wish. Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. See www.exeterceilidhs.net for full details. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net.

Saturday 28 September 2019 8pm - Nick Harper - Dolphin Hotel, Station Road, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9AL
Son of the legendary Roy Harper, with 10 albums behind him Nick is a highly accomplished singer and songwriter. Nick can coax the most glorious of sounds from the humblest of guitars. He has been called at various times 'the acoustic Hendrix', the 'English Jeff Buckley' and 'the new Jeff Beck' but he is definitely his own man and according to the Times "has so much musicianship in him that it just leaks out all over the place." Come on out for an unforgettable evening! Full details www.southdevonmusic.co.uk.

Saturday 28 September 2019 -  d'Accord Exeter - St Matthews Church Hall, Newtown, Exeter EX1 2LJ
We are delighted to welcome back, for our first club night this autumn, the wonderful Dave Shepherd (of Blowzabella) on violin and Anna Pack on diatonic button accordion. They will be playing fabulous music to get us dancing on Saturday 28th September also including some new dances or variations during their set to add to the dance workshop at the beginning of the evening.
No partner is needed for many of the dances and beginners are always welcome. Doors 7.15pm. Dance tuition 7.30pm. Admission £9 includes tea and biscuits. BYO drinks. Free parking opposite.

NEW Saturday 28 September 2019 - Party In The Town - various venues in Totnes
One-day multi-genre event. Harbottle & Jonas on the Dartmouth Inn stage.
Venues: Barrel House Ballroom, Bay Horse Inn, Civic Hall, Coffee Couture, Dartmouth Inn, St Mary's Church, Royal Seven Stars Hotel. www.facebook.com/partyinthetown. (sorry, I don't know any more; website www.partyinthetown.co.uk says "coming soon", as at 12/9),

NEW Sunday 29 September 2019 3pm - Mulberry House Fifth Sunday Shape-Note Singing, Cullompton
House singing from the shape-note tradition, singing from The Sacred Harp and other books. 2.45pm for 3pm until 6pm. Venue details and other information: Steve or Martin: 01884 563138, steve@mulberryhouse.org.uk. Shape Note South West website: www.southwestshapenote.weebly.com.

Sunday 29 September 2019 7.45pm - Damien Barber & Mike Wilson - Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE (map)
Nominated for the BBC best duo award in 2010, East Anglian Damien (a folk-club regular since the age of 5!) and Mike (the youngest member of the renowned Wilson family from Teeside) are two fine exponents of traditional song. They throw in excellent modern material too, with great voices all skillfully accompanied on guitar and concertina. £10. Further information / reserve seat: www.moorfolk.co.uk.

Monday 30 September 2019 - Acoustic Warehouse Music & Performance Club, Passage House Inn, Hackney Lane, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot TQ12 3QH
Featured Artist: Rebecca Hosking 9.30pm. Singer/songwriter from Nashville, returning for a 4th visit to our club www.reverbnation.com/rebeccahosking. Entry is (as for a normal night) only £2 with Open Mic from 7.15-9.15pm. Further information from Nigel Dee 07989 180091 www.facebook.com/Acoustic.Warehouse.TQ123QH.

Tuesday 1 October 2019 7.30pm - Damien O’Kane & Ron Block - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
O’Kane, with Irish/Anglo supergroup Flook in 2007/8, currently a solo artist and a full-time member of Kate Rusby’s band, is an outstanding banjo player, superb guitarist, ingenious arranger, accomplished tunemaker, researcher, bandleader, producer and accompanist of rich imagination and fearless vision. Multi-instrumentalist Ron Block has been rooted firmly in the bluegrass-country tradition. Now the longtime member of the Grammy-winning band Alison Krauss and Union Station discovers a whole new area of uncharted terrain. Now O’Kane and Block are gearing up for a special tour together. Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

NEW Thursday 3 October 2019 8pm - Gets/z Loose - First Thursday Club at The Hourglass, 21 Melbourne Street, Exeter EX2 4AU
Fronted by Rob Brown, Gets/z Loose is a high-energy ensemble of amplified acoustic slide guitar, bass, harmonica and congas. Playing old blues tunes in their own way, the band has given getting on for 1,000 gigs in London and across the UK. The Hourglass is an indie gastropub just above Exeter Quay. Hosted by singer and TV voiceover Rob Brown, the club presents blues, roots and folk bands in the pub’s welcoming basement room. Think Paris in the sixties without the smoke. www.robbrownvoice.com, www.hourglassexeter.co.uk. £5 entry. Doors 8pm.

NEW Friday 4 October 2019 8pm - Nancy Kerr - Church House, South Tawton, nr Okehampton EX20 2LQ (map)
The amazing fiddle player and singer is one of the most celebrated folk musicians of her generation, and has to date won 6 Folk Awards from BBC Radio 2.
Call 01837 840775 or email andrew@frangleton.co.uk to book tickets @ £10.

NEW Friday 4 October 2019 - Cosgrave & Banks - Brixham Folk Club, The Old Coaching Inn, Fore Street, Brixham TQ5 8AG
Brixham Folk Club meets the first Friday of each month. This month includes a 1-hour set from Cosgrave & Banks.

NEW Friday 4 October 2019 7.30pm - Folk Concert - Plympton St Maurice Church Hall, Church Road, Plympton
Featuring a variety of very local musicians who have links to the wider folk community in the South West (Morris sides, local folk bands, singers etc.) for a bit of a fun evening. Tickets £5 to include light refreshments. You are also welcome to BYO drinks & nibbles. Contact Sue Hawes for tickets on 01752 345054 or suehawes201@gmail.com.

Friday 4 October 2019 - House Concert: Elise Yuill Cohen - Hatch Court, Churchstow
'Folk Singer to Kirtan Artist'; Elise weaves a unique tapestry of songs that reflect both her passion for chanting mantra, devotional singing and sacred music, with her years spent on the folk music scene as a singer-songwriter. Elise’s will combine the heart centred inclusivity of kirtan; inviting all to sing as one, with her poetic lyricist and activist for peace at this unique kirtan-concert. With old favourites from her debut album Scarlet Begonia’s (2017) and early EP A Thousand Angels Tears (2014), as well as the new meditation mantra album Lakshmi, along with new kirtan music from the next album coming soon! Donations (£8-£10) on arrival. Contact Mark on 07730 921192 or by email wheelwrightmark@gmail.com for availability, reservations, directions, timings. No bar so BYO.

Saturday 5 October 2019 7.30pm - Steve Knightley: Old Songs & New Songs - St Michael & All Angels Church, Stockland, nr Honiton EX14 9BP (map)
A very special candlelit concert, with all profits from the evening helping restore the village pub The King’s Arms Inn to its former glory. The villagers of Stockland have bought it but there were some pretty horrid surprises, despite the survey, hence the need to raise funds to get this ancient coaching Inn back on track! Steve Knightley is a multi-award winning singer-songwriter/musician and founder member of widely acclaimed folk/acoustic roots trail-blazers ‘Show of Hands’. Steve’s had a few pints at the pub and is looking forward to a few more! Book tickets £16 adv. from Wendy on 01404 881207, £18 door.

Saturday 5 October 2019 7.30pm - Fake Thackray + Paul Downes - Lympstone Village Hall, School Hill, Lympstone, Exmouth EX8 5JY
An Evening Without Jake Thackray but with Fake Thackray, and the Real Paul Downes. John Watterson (Fake Thackray) performs the work of the much lamented Jake Thackray who became famous from his TV appearances in the 60s and 70s and became a cult figure through such songs as Sister Josephine. John's performance of these exquisitely funny songs is highly entertaining and a heartfelt tribute to one of the finest songwriters of the 20th century. Presented by Lympstone Entertainments and arranged by Paul Downes who was a friend of Jake Thackray. "We can't have Jake back, but this is the next best thing - a real tribute," Mike Harding. "It is marvellous that Jake's treasured songs ride again. They are in safe hands," Ralph McTell. Tickets £12.50 from Demelza on 01395 272243 or at boxoffice@lympstone-entertainments.net.

UPDATED Saturday 5 October 2019 7.30pm - Matthew Falloon & Mischa Bray: Sound Mind Sessions - St Paul's Church, Church Street, Starcross EX6 8QB
Change of venue. Sound Mind Sessions is a venture providing spine-tingling original live acoustic music in beautiful Devon venues, while raising awareness and funds for Mental Health issues in the creative industries. Show headlined by Matthew Falloon & Mischa Bray. R2 magazine has described Matthew Falloon's songwriting as "exceptional" and "breathtakingly beautiful", while Uncut compares his music to Jackson Browne and Paul Simon. Mischa Bray is the virtuoso violinist, guitarist and mandolin player, talented songwriter, in-demand arranger and electric performer. Supporting are two fantastic and unique acts strongly championed by BBC Introducing, Matthew Gordon-Price and Jamie Yost. Full details www.wegottickets.com/event/473453.

Saturday 5 October 2019 - Folk Evening - Boot Inn, Fore Street, Calstock PL18 9RN
Regular first Saturday of the month folk evening. Playing, singing, nattering and noggins. Song and music session. "All welcome, bring your instruments and voices." Public car park nearby. (This session was formerly held at Linkinhorne, and prior to that at Metherell.)
Subsequent dates are Saturday 2nd November, Saturday 30 November (which is the December one really!), 4th session Saturday 4th January 2020.

Sunday 6 October 2019 8pm - Leveret - Matthews Hall, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
Leveret is a unique collaboration between three of England’s finest folk musicians. Andy Cutting (button accordion), Sam Sweeney (fiddle) and Rob Harbron (concertina) are each regarded as exceptional performers and masters of their instruments. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity. www.leveretband.com. £14 adv/£16 door. Tickets available online at www.topshamfolkclub.org.

NEW Monday 7 October 2019 7.30pm - De Temps Antan - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Éric Beaudry, David Boulanger and Pierre-Luc Dupuis have been exploring and performing time-honoured melodies from the stomping grounds of Quebec’s musical past. Using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and a number of other instruments, our three virtuosos blend boundless energy with the unmistakable joie de vivre found only in traditional Quebec music. In fact, the only thing missing from this magnificent musical blend is you! So come enjoy an evening unlike any other with De Temps Antan. Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

UPDATED Thursday 10 October 2019 8pm - Fairport Convention - The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ (map)
Only a handful of tickets left. Fairport Convention has been making great music for over fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance. Fairport Convention features Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion. Full details, bookings etc.
www.ivybridgewatermark.co.uk. Tel. 01752 892220.

NEW Thursday 10 October 2019 8pm - Kent DuChaine - Brixham Blues Club, The Old Coaching Inn, Fore Street, TQ5 8AG
Kent DuChaine has hung out with, opened up for, travelled and played with most of the great bluesmen and women for his whole adult life. They include Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon, Bukka White, Johnny Shines, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Furry Lewis and Son House. Enjoy a fabulous evening of pure Delta magic, with support from The Boal Weevils, Brixham’s own custodians of the blues. Free. Contact: stuart1929@btinternet.com, 01803 855256.

NEW Friday 11 October 2019 7.30pm - Urban Folk Quartet - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
The Urban Folk Quartet presents a show of high-energy, genre-defying acoustic music that will take your breath away. Comprising Joe Broughton, Paloma Trigás, Tom Chapman and Dan Walsh, the award-winning UFQ celebrate their 10th birthday in 2019 and this special show will include favourites from their back catalogue as well as a host of material from their brand new studio album. Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

Friday 11 October 2019 8pm - Jackie Oates - Exeter Folk & Acoustic Music Club, Victoria Park Tennis Club, Lyndhurst Road, St. Leonards, Exeter, EX2 4NX (map)
Winner of the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Horizon award and 2009 BBC Radio 2 Best Traditional Track award. Jackie has released six highly-acclaimed albums. She has become established at the forefront of the English Folk revival due to her approach and haunting delivery of traditional ballads and lullabies. She has a distinctive voice of pure clarity and is an excellent fiddle and viola player. Also a member of part-time all-star multi-cultural folk band The Imagined Village, alongside Martin and Eliza Carthy. She has toured as support to and recorded with Seth Lakeman, as well as The Unthanks and Show Of Hands. Jackie has also been a part of many folk music projects, including the Cecil Sharpe Project. www.jackieoates.co.uk. She has also performed with local artists such as Ed Rennie, and Andy Clarke and Steve Turner in Wistman's Wood. A rare performance from Jackie anywhere this year, tickets have been selling already, so book early. Support: Whistling Paddy. Tickets (this is an advanced ticket reservation concert only) - Paid in advance £12; advanced notice without pre-payment £14 (paid on door). Info / ticket enquiries contact: exeterfolkclub@outlook.com or 01392 210983. www.facebook.com/groups/exeterfolkclub. www.exeterfolkclub.org.

Friday 11 October 2019 8pm - The Rheingans Sisters - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
The BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners make playful, powerful and richly connecting music that is wholly contemporary while deeply anchored in folk traditions. Their spirited mission to make connections between music from varied geographical roots has led to a rich artistic approach to the reimagining of traditional music, alongside their own beguiling compositions. Audiences have been captivated by their live performances; as full-hearted performers and on-stage improvisers via the adventurous use of fiddles, voices, banjo, bansitar, tambourin à cordes, poetry and percussion. A unique and unmissable act on the folk and world music stage today.
Full details, samples etc. www.calstockarts.org.

Friday 11 October 2019 8pm - Coco & The Butterfields - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
Canterbury-based folk-hop band. Folk-hewn pop, with gliding guitars and powerful vocal melodies. Support: Gentlemen of Few play an eclectic blend of old-time bluegrass and classic rock with skilful vocal harmonies and powerful lyrics. £12 adv, £14 door, standing.
Box office 01404 384050. Full details www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

11-13 October 2019 - Salcombe ‘Live’ Festival  - A new festival for 2019
The inaugural Salcombe ‘Live’ Festival is a weekend of live acoustic, folk and roots music, jazz and blues, comedy etc. to be held across 10 venues in the town. Approx. 40 acts will be available to see free of charge including Hannah White & The Nordic Connection, Winter Mountain, Velvet & Stone, Nick Parker, Harbottle & Jonas, and Lisbee Stainton. The festival concludes on Sunday 13 October with Cara Dillon (+ support) in concert at the Holy Trinity Church. Tickets £22 on sale now. For further details visit www.salcombe-live.co.uk.

Wren Music: Gothic Dartmoor
Friday 11 October 2019 7.30pm - Clearbrook Village Hall, nr Yelverton PL20 6JD
Saturday 12 October 2019 7.30pm - - Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter EX2 4AZ
(map)
The Gothic Dartmoor concert explores a rich vein of myth and legend through the tales of Dartmoor. The songs are selected from the folk song collection made at the end of the C19th by Squire and Parson Revd. Sabine Baring-Gould, and inspired by his other writings, including The Book of Dartmoor and The Book of Were-Wolves. Wren Music has put together an impressive company to bring you ‘Gothic Dartmoor’ – Marilyn Tucker: Singer and storyteller, Paul Wilson: Multi-instrumentalist and singer, Jon Dyer: Experienced performer and a fabulous flautist and Hannah Cumming: Fiddle player and singer, plus a specially formed Gothic Dartmoor Choir. Tickets £12 available from Wren Music 01837 53754 or via
www.wrenmusic.co.uk/Events-2019.

NEW Sunday 13 October 2019 - Jim Causley: Afternoon Recital - St Mary's Church, Sticklepath EX20 2NL
Afternoon recital with tea & cake. Tel: 01837 840822.

NEW Sunday 13 October 2019 7.45pm - Luke Jackson - Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE (map)
Given the 2016 FATEA Award for "Male Artist of the Year", 25 year old Luke has often been compared to a young Richard Thompson. He is an accomplished songwriter with a voice that lends itself equally to the blue and his own more personal tales. His guitar playing is described as "melodically blessed" and he has already toured extensively in Europe, Canada and the USA. £10. Further information / reserve seat: www.moorfolk.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 13 October 2019 7.30pm - Rachel Sermanni - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Rachel Sermanni is a dynamic (in many senses of the word) singer and songwriter whose performance and lyrics draw from a deep well of mystic lore, dreams, nature and the simplecomplex experience of being human. A contemporary folk musician, influenced by a wealth of genres including jazz, rock, old-time and traditional. Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

NEW Thursday 17 October 2019 - Edgelarks - The Cafe on the Green, Widecombe in the Moor
Phil Henry and Hannah Martin, who launched the Sailing Club four years earlier return under their new, much more succinct name. £14 gig; £12 for optional dinner (must be prebooked). www.widecombesailingclub.org.uk.

NEW Thursday 17 October 2019 8pm - Albert Lee & His Band - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
Grammy award-winner, legend of rock ‘n roll, country and blues with a lifetime of playing with top artists. £25.
Box office 01404 384050. Full details www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

NEW Friday 18 October 2019 7.30pm - Edgelarks - St Paul's Church, Starcross EX6 8QB
Cheerful songs are often anathema to folk singers. But for the estimable Edgelarks, their fifth studio album seemed the perfect time to release Feather, a collection of unruffled songs suffused with hope, joy and celebration - 'bright songs for dark times'. Tickets adv £14, door £16, U16 £10. Tickets on www.wegottickets.com/event/481070 or call 01626 890957. Bar, pasties on sale.

NEW Friday 18 October 2019 8pm - Gallery Bar Special: The Eliza Acty Duo - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
With her unique vocal style, Eliza performs a range of Folk, Americana and old-time music. As previously seen at Calstock Arts as part of old-time band Appaloosas, Eliza now sings and plays guitar alongside her father Pete Acty, accomplished clawhammer style banjo player and a classic, percussive finger-pick guitarist. A long musical career has seen Pete working with many notable musicians. The duo has a strong, dynamic acoustic sound tied together with traditional banjo songs and tunes, with Eliza’s original songs inspired by artists such as Bob Dylan and Gillian Welch, whilst also taking inspiration from her home on Dartmoor. Free entry, informal atmosphere, donations to the band please. Full details, samples etc.
www.calstockarts.org.

NEW Friday 18 October 2019 - Al Stewart - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Standing+Balcony.
The highly awaited return of the legendary singer/songwriter performing all the classic material and rarities backed by ace Chicago outfit The Empty Pockets. Al was born in 1945 in Glasgow. He started his musical career playing guitar in various bands but after hearing Bob Dylan, decided his path should be that of a lyricist. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

NEW Friday 18 October 2019 - Chris While & Julie Matthews - Milverton Music, Victoria Rooms, Fore St, Milverton, Taunton TA4 1JU
Contact
01823 400416 or email milvertonmusicclub@gmail.com. www.milvertonmusic.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 19 October 2019 7.30pm - Millbrook Folk Club: Edgelarks - Village Hall, The Parade, Millbrook PL10 1AX
One of the UK's finest acoustic music acts, Edgelarks are Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin: multi-instrumentalists and songsmiths. Details http://tiny.cc/izojcz.

NEW Saturday 19 October 2019 7.30pm - Autumn Céilidh with The Mooncoin Ceilidh Band - South Brent Village Hall, Station Approach TQ10 9AQ (map)
Dance into the longer nights with caller Anne Gill ; Steve Gill (melodeons); Sophis Colkin (fiddle); Nick Scott (Uillean pipes/Bodhran), Andy Clarke (guitar/bouzouki) - all welcome: Reel Ale bar and nibbles available. Tickets £8 on door or from artworks (Station Road). FFI contact Eileen on 01364 73699 or email eileen.southbrentfolk@gmail.com or visit www.southbrentfolk.org.uk. One of a number of events organised throughout the year by South Brent Folk to support folk music in the South Brent area.

NEW Saturday 19 October 2019 7.30pm - Zulu Tradition - Callington Town Hall, New Road, Callington, PL17 7BD
From Kwa-Zulu Natal to the world’s stage, rekindling the spark of Zulu culture and heritage, through song, dance, and drums. Zulu Tradition is a company of genuine young Zulu singers and dancers who deliver a heady mix of traditional African harmonies and high-energy, athletic dance – all traditionally costumed – and supported by drum-rhythms. Full details
www.carntocove.co.uk/event/zulu-tradition.

NEW Sunday 20 October 2019 - John Smith - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Standing+balcony seating. Steeped in the lineage of British folk, taking his cue from Richard Thompson and John Martyn, Smith has evolved a transatlantic blend of fingerstyle and slide guitar techniques. John’s intimate takes on love, loss and the journey we make, combined with his innovative guitar work, have won him a loyal following. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

NEW 21-25 October 2019 - Baring-Gould Song School - Okehampton
Dedicated to local folk song collector Revd Sabine Baring-Gould the annual Folk Song School gives you time out to concentrate on your own singing: your voice, your performance, your repertoire. The regular tutors from the Wren team are Sarah Owen, Marilyn Tucker and Paul Wilson and they will be joined by Tim van Eyken (photo inset). Tim is folk singer/actor (War Horse) and he is an advocate for the Linklater Voice technique, an actor’s approach to the natural voice, which Tim applies to singing. www.wrenmusic.co.uk/Events-2019.

***** Part Two - Other Stuff *****

Autumn Course - Evening workshops in traditional music and dance - Totnes
Wednesday evenings 7.00-8.30pm: September 18 & 25, October 2, 9, 16 & 30, November 6, 13, 20 & 27. Sessions held in the Pulse building behind Totnes Library TQ9 5RP, led by Gris Sanderson and Louis Bingham. £8 pp per session, £6 pp for family groups. Contact tunelinksouthwest@gmail.com, Gris: 07792 319809, Louis: 07708 298146 for more information.  www.facebook.com/TunelinkSW.

Session news
Change of venue
Brixham: The Golden Lion
, 65 New Rd. TQ5 8NL (Pub 01803 853749; Dave 01803 846346) - Third Wednesday in the month, 9pm to 11pm. Traditional/acoustic session. All singers/musicians very welcome. Formerly at the Maritime Inn, which has been sold.
(gleaned from Acoustic Calendar, Tony Watts' monthly calendar of folk clubs, singarounds, acoustic sessions & open mics in the South West. Sign up for email updates at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com).

8/9/19

Harberton Folk Circular - Sunday 8 September 2019

Apologies for the extended interval between circulars this time. A week's visit by friends is not exactly conducive to getting folk stuff done.

Part One below - A full listing for the coming month or so
Part Two - Other stuff
The full open-ended Southern Devon Folk Diary listings appear as always on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.

***** Part One *****

What's On at the Bicton Inn in Exmouth - September 2019
The full and varied music and events programme for the Bicton Inn can be found at www.bictoninn.co.uk (and www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/bictoninn.htm).

Friday 20 September 2019 7.30pm - Claude Bourbon - Downderry and Seaton Village Hall, Main Road, Torpoint, Cornwall PL11 3JY
Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories. Each year Bourbon plays more than 100 shows around the world. Born in France in the early 60’s, Claude Bourbon grew up in Switzerland, where he was classically trained for many years.

Saturday 21 September 2019 11am-11pm - Crabstock - Kingsbridge - A New Mini Folk Fest
Full details, line-up, programme, ticketing etc. now on
www.crab-stock.co.uk. Music all day at the Crabshell Inn on the banks of the Kingsbridge Estuary. The Big Tent will give hourly concerts from 12-6pm with guests Dandy Jim, Cool Beanz, Silvington, Old Gaffers, Orchard Family and Harbottle & Jonas. Simultaneously there will a continuous succession of fine musicians showcasing “on the deck”, while upstairs a variety of “sessions” will run all day. All this culminates at 8pm with a Ceilidh. Cost only £10 for access to all the events! A not-for-profit day, but monies left over will be donated equally to The Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline and support for local traditional music events. www.shamstrad.co.uk

NEW Saturday 21 September 2019 7.30pm - Ensemble Hesperi: The Pheasant's Eye - St Mary's Church, High Street, Totnes TQ9 5NN
Totnes Early Music Society: Be guided through the musical scenery of 18th century Scotland through timeless folk tunes and infectious dance rhythms. Ensemble Hesperi offer an engaging programme based on Scottish Baroque music, from Scottish-born composers such as James Oswald and William McGibbon, They are joined by Scottish dancer Kathleen Gilbert to mix visual movement with a repertoire steeped in the iconic heritage of Scotland. Full details www.totnesearlymusic.org.

NEW Saturday 21 September 2019 8pm - Fundraising Concert for Victoria Rooms - Milverton Music, Victoria Rooms, Fore St, Milverton, Taunton TA4 1JU
Featuring the Silver Street Band, with The Blackdown Hillbillies. Tickets £10 from
01823 400416 or 01823 400609. Bar. Email milvertonmusicclub@gmail.com. www.milvertonmusic.co.uk.

Sunday 22 September 2019 8pm - Midnight Skyracer - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Midnight Skyracer has been tearing up the UK bluegrass and folk scene since its inception less than two years ago. The all-star lineup and exciting live performances have sent the band racing skywards at an astounding pace right from the start, with Leanne Thorose’s powerhouse vocals and driving mandolin, Tabitha Agnew’s sweet voice and virtuosic banjo playing, Eleanor Wilkie’s rock solid bass grooves, Laura Carrivick’s flair - being equally adept on both fiddle and dobro - and her twin sister Charlotte’s agility on the guitar, with both sisters filling in the vocal harmonies. Full details, samples etc. www.calstockarts.org.

Wednesday 25 September 2019 7.30pm - Bookends: Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years - Pavilions Teignmouth, The Den, Teignmouth TQ14 8BG
Critically acclaimed as one of the world’s greatest tribute shows, Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years returns in 2019 with an all new production. Featuring a live band and stunning vocal harmonies, this spectacular concert takes audiences on a journey through songs and history of Simon and Garfunkel. www.pavilionsteignmouth.org.uk.

Thursday 26 September 2019 8pm - The Trees - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Plymouth’s four-woman supergroup play with vocal harmonies and their wide-ranging inspirations to offer a unique and special show. £5. www.b-bar.co.uk. Tel. 01752 242021.

Friday 27 September 2019 - Rory McLeod - Matthews Hall, Fore St, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HF
Rhythmic storyteller, multi-instrumentalist, ex-circus clown and fire eater, is a one-man-soul-band, and poet. He has a natural troubadour's talent for weaving magical, musical, storytelling spells accompanied by his own bizarre solo orchestra of distinctive instruments. www.rorymcleod.com. Full details www.wegottickets.com/event/463486.

NEW Friday 27 September 2019 7.30pm - Tristan & Iseult - Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter EX2 4AZ (map)
Artemis Storytelling presents Katy Cawkwell. Tristan and Iseult is one of the great love stories, spanning the lands and seas of Cornwall, Ireland and Brittany. Hear afresh the rapture in music that drifts across the water, the tenderness of a healing touch, the passion in a game of chess, the intimacy of an apple orchard and the thrill of clutching at your lover’s hand and fleeing to the wild secret places of this land. Katy picks a clear, brilliant path through this many-layered legend, mingling story with snatches of Gaelic song and touching her listeners with the excitement, beauty and tragedy of this timeless tale. Tickets £10. Box Office 01392 277189.
www.wegottickets.com/cygnettheatre.

UPDATED 28/29 September 2019 - Teign Shanty Festival - Teignmouth/Shaldon
Featuring 27 shanty crews and 150 hours of "free to attend" music. Saturday 28th midday to 11pm, Sunday 1pm to 6pm. There are also maritime experiences. The towns will be filled with music, singing and infused with a great community spirit. One of the shanty groups attending, "The Longest Johns", appeared on Gareth Malone's television program "The Choir" in 2017. Raising funds for: RNLI, Rowcroft Hospice, Teign Heritage Centre, Alice Cross Centre. Full details www.teignshantyfestival.co.uk.

Saturday 28 September 2019 7.30pm - Clive Carroll - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
Acclaimed guitarist and composer Clive Carroll has created a sound world all his own, with a signature blend of warmth and humour that belies his dazzling technical skill. Clive’s masterful compositions feature influences mined from the delicate cadences of Elizabethan lute classics, the imaginative eccentricity of Frank Zappa, visionary classical composers such as Bartok and Ligeti, and hints of jazz and Delta blues! Box office 01404 384050. Full details www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

Saturday 28 September 2019 8pm - Exeter Ceilidh: with Pigs Might Fly - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Caller:
Rosie Baines. Entry £8, (U16 £4, U10 free). Teas, coffees & biscuits provided (small donation requested), but no bar. BYO alcohol if you wish. Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. See www.exeterceilidhs.net for full details. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net.

Saturday 28 September 2019 8pm - Nick Harper - Dolphin Hotel, Station Road, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9AL
Son of the legendary Roy Harper, with 10 albums behind him Nick is a highly accomplished singer and songwriter. Nick can coax the most glorious of sounds from the humblest of guitars. He has been called at various times 'the acoustic Hendrix', the 'English Jeff Buckley' and 'the new Jeff Beck' but he is definitely his own man and according to the Times "has so much musicianship in him that it just leaks out all over the place." Come on out for an unforgettable evening! Full details www.southdevonmusic.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 28 September 2019 -  d'Accord Exeter - St Matthews Church Hall, Newtown, Exeter EX1 2LJ
We are delighted to welcome back, for our first club night this autumn, the wonderful Dave Shepherd (of Blowzabella) on violin and Anna Pack on diatonic button accordion. They will be playing fabulous music to get us dancing on Saturday 28th September also including some new dances or variations during their set to add to the dance workshop at the beginning of the evening.
No partner is needed for many of the dances and beginners are always welcome. Doors 7.15pm. Dance tuition 7.30pm. Admission £9 includes tea and biscuits. BYO drinks. Free parking opposite.

Sunday 29 September 2019 7.45pm - Damien Barber & Mike Wilson - Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE (map)
Nominated for the BBC best duo award in 2010, East Anglian Damien (a folk-club regular since the age of 5!) and Mike (the youngest member of the renowned Wilson family from Teeside) are two fine exponents of traditional song. They throw in excellent modern material too, with great voices all skillfully accompanied on guitar and concertina. £10. Further information / reserve seat: www.moorfolk.co.uk.

Monday 30 September 2019 - Acoustic Warehouse Music & Performance Club, Passage House Inn, Hackney Lane, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot TQ12 3QH
Featured Artist: Rebecca Hosking 9.30pm. Singer/songwriter from Nashville, returning for a 4th visit to our club www.reverbnation.com/rebeccahosking. Entry is (as for a normal night) only £2 with Open Mic from 7.15-9.15pm. Further information from Nigel Dee 07989 180091 www.facebook.com/Acoustic.Warehouse.TQ123QH.

NEW Tuesday 1 October 2019 7.30pm - Damien O’Kane & Ron Block - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
O’Kane, with Irish/Anglo supergroup Flook in 2007/8, currently a solo artist and a full-time member of Kate Rusby’s band, is an outstanding banjo player, superb guitarist, ingenious arranger, accomplished tunemaker, researcher, bandleader, producer and accompanist of rich imagination and fearless vision. Multi-instrumentalist Ron Block has been rooted firmly in the bluegrass-country tradition. Now the longtime member of the Grammy-winning band Alison Krauss and Union Station discovers a whole new area of uncharted terrain. Now O’Kane and Block are gearing up for a special tour together. Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

NEW Friday 4 October 2019 - House Concert: Elise Yuill Cohen - Hatch Court, Churchstow
'Folk Singer to Kirtan Artist'; Elise weaves a unique tapestry of songs that reflect both her passion for chanting mantra, devotional singing and sacred music, with her years spent on the folk music scene as a singer-songwriter. Elise’s will combine the heart centred inclusivity of kirtan; inviting all to sing as one, with her poetic lyricist and activist for peace at this unique kirtan-concert. With old favourites from her debut album Scarlet Begonia’s (2017) and early EP A Thousand Angels Tears (2014), as well as the new meditation mantra album Lakshmi, along with new kirtan music from the next album coming soon! Donations (£8-£10) on arrival. Contact Mark on 07730 921192 or by email wheelwrightmark@gmail.com for availability, reservations, directions, timings. No bar so BYO.

NEW Saturday 5 October 2019 7.30pm - Steve Knightley: Old Songs & New Songs - St Michael & All Angels Church, Stockland, nr Honiton EX14 9BP (map)
A very special candlelit concert, with all profits from the evening helping restore the village pub The King’s Arms Inn to its former glory. The villagers of Stockland have bought it but there were some pretty horrid surprises, despite the survey, hence the need to raise funds to get this ancient coaching Inn back on track! Steve Knightley is a multi-award winning singer-songwriter/musician and founder member of widely acclaimed folk/acoustic roots trail-blazers ‘Show of Hands’. Steve’s had a few pints at the pub and is looking forward to a few more! Book tickets £16 adv. from Wendy on 01404 881207, £18 door.

NEW Saturday 5 October 2019 7.30pm - Fake Thackray + Paul Downes - Lympstone Village Hall, School Hill, Lympstone, Exmouth EX8 5JY
An Evening Without Jake Thackray but with Fake Thackray, and the Real Paul Downes. John Watterson (Fake Thackray) performs the work of the much lamented Jake Thackray who became famous from his TV appearances in the 60s and 70s and became a cult figure through such songs as Sister Josephine. John's performance of these exquisitely funny songs is highly entertaining and a heartfelt tribute to one of the finest songwriters of the 20th century. Presented by Lympstone Entertainments and arranged by Paul Downes who was a friend of Jake Thackray. "We can't have Jake back, but this is the next best thing - a real tribute," Mike Harding. "It is marvellous that Jake's treasured songs ride again. They are in safe hands," Ralph McTell. Tickets £12.50 from Demelza on 01395 272243 or at boxoffice@lympstone-entertainments.net.

UPDATED Saturday 5 October 2019 7.30pm - Matthew Falloon & Mischa Bray: Sound Mind Sessions - St Paul's Church, Church Street, Starcross EX6 8QB
Change of venue. Sound Mind Sessions is a venture providing spine-tingling original live acoustic music in beautiful Devon venues, while raising awareness and funds for Mental Health issues in the creative industries. Show headlined by Matthew Falloon & Mischa Bray. R2 magazine has described Matthew Falloon's songwriting as "exceptional" and "breathtakingly beautiful", while Uncut compares his music to Jackson Browne and Paul Simon. Mischa Bray is the virtuoso violinist, guitarist and mandolin player, talented songwriter, in-demand arranger and electric performer. Supporting are two fantastic and unique acts strongly championed by BBC Introducing, Matthew Gordon-Price and Jamie Yost. Full details www.wegottickets.com/event/473453.

NEW Sunday 6 October 2019 8pm - Leveret - Matthews Hall, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
Leveret is a unique collaboration between three of England’s finest folk musicians. Andy Cutting (button accordion), Sam Sweeney (fiddle) and Rob Harbron (concertina) are each regarded as exceptional performers and masters of their instruments. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity. www.leveretband.com. £14 adv/£16 door. Tickets available online at www.topshamfolkclub.org.

NEW Thursday 10 October 2019 8pm - Fairport Convention - The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ (map)
Fairport Convention has been making great music for over fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance. Fairport Convention features Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion. Full details, bookings etc.
www.ivybridgewatermark.co.uk. Tel. 01752 892220.

NEW Friday 11 October 2019 8pm - Jackie Oates - Exeter Folk & Acoustic Music Club, Victoria Park Tennis Club, Lyndhurst Road, St. Leonards, Exeter, EX2 4NX (map)
Winner of the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Horizon award and 2009 BBC Radio 2 Best Traditional Track award. Jackie has released six highly-acclaimed albums. She has become established at the forefront of the English Folk revival due to her approach and haunting delivery of traditional ballads and lullabies. She has a distinctive voice of pure clarity and is an excellent fiddle and viola player. Also a member of part-time all-star multi-cultural folk band The Imagined Village, alongside Martin and Eliza Carthy. She has toured as support to and recorded with Seth Lakeman, as well as The Unthanks and Show Of Hands. Jackie has also been a part of many folk music projects, including the Cecil Sharpe Project. www.jackieoates.co.uk. She has also performed with local artists such as Ed Rennie, and Andy Clarke and Steve Turner in Wistman's Wood. A rare performance from Jackie anywhere this year, tickets have been selling already, so book early. Support: Whistling Paddy. Tickets (this is an advanced ticket reservation concert only) - Paid in advance £12; advanced notice without pre-payment £14 (paid on door). Info / ticket enquiries contact: exeterfolkclub@outlook.com or 01392 210983. www.facebook.com/groups/exeterfolkclub. www.exeterfolkclub.org.

NEW Friday 11 October 2019 8pm - The Rheingans Sisters - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
The BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners make playful, powerful and richly connecting music that is wholly contemporary while deeply anchored in folk traditions. Their spirited mission to make connections between music from varied geographical roots has led to a rich artistic approach to the reimagining of traditional music, alongside their own beguiling compositions. Audiences have been captivated by their live performances; as full-hearted performers and on-stage improvisers via the adventurous use of fiddles, voices, banjo, bansitar, tambourin à cordes, poetry and percussion. A unique and unmissable act on the folk and world music stage today.
Full details, samples etc. www.calstockarts.org.

NEW Friday 11 October 2019 8pm - Coco & The Butterfields - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
Canterbury-based folk-hop band. Folk-hewn pop, with gliding guitars and powerful vocal melodies. Support: Gentlemen of Few play an eclectic blend of old-time bluegrass and classic rock with skilful vocal harmonies and powerful lyrics. £12 adv, £14 door, standing.
Box office 01404 384050. Full details www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

NEW 11-13 October 2019 - Salcombe ‘Live’ Festival  - A new festival for 2019
The inaugural Salcombe ‘Live’ Festival is a weekend of live acoustic, folk and roots music, jazz and blues, comedy etc. to be held across 10 venues in the town. Approx. 40 acts will be available to see free of charge including Hannah White & The Nordic Connection, Winter Mountain, Velvet & Stone, Nick Parker, Harbottle & Jonas, and Lisbee Stainton. The festival concludes on Sunday 13 October with Cara Dillon (+ support) in concert at the Holy Trinity Church. Tickets £22 on sale now. For further details visit www.salcombe-live.co.uk.

NEW Wren Music: Gothic Dartmoor
Friday 11 October 2019 7.30pm - Clearbrook Village Hall, nr Yelverton PL20 6JD
Saturday 12 October 2019 7.30pm - - Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter EX2 4AZ
(map)
The Gothic Dartmoor concert explores a rich vein of myth and legend through the tales of Dartmoor. The songs are selected from the folk song collection made at the end of the C19th by Squire and Parson Revd. Sabine Baring-Gould, and inspired by his other writings, including The Book of Dartmoor and The Book of Were-Wolves. Wren Music has put together an impressive company to bring you ‘Gothic Dartmoor’ – Marilyn Tucker: Singer and storyteller, Paul Wilson: Multi-instrumentalist and singer, Jon Dyer: Experienced performer and a fabulous flautist and Hannah Cumming: Fiddle player and singer, plus a specially formed Gothic Dartmoor Choir. Tickets £12 available from Wren Music 01837 53754 or via
www.wrenmusic.co.uk/Events-2019.

***** Part Two - Other Stuff *****

21-23 August 2020 - Escot Park near Exeter
Tickets on sale from Friday 27 September at 10am. Ticket prices and capacity are the same as 2019.
www.beautifuldays.org.

Session news
Budleigh Salterton: Salterton Arms, 22 Chapel St. EX9 6LX (01395 445002) - Third Tuesday of the month. Traditional song session.
(gleaned from Acoustic Calendar, Tony Watts' monthly calendar of folk clubs, singarounds, acoustic sessions & open mics in the South West. Sign up for email updates at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com).

Saturday 5 October 2019 - Folk Evening - Boot Inn, Fore Street, Calstock PL18 9RN
Regular first Saturday of the month folk evening. Playing, singing, nattering and noggins. Song and music session. "All welcome, bring your instruments and voices." Public car park nearby. (This session was formerly held at Linkinhorne, and prior to that at Metherell.)
Subsequent dates are Saturday 2nd November, Saturday 30 November (which is the December one really!), 4th session Saturday 4th January 2020.

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24/8/19

Harberton Folk Circular - Saturday 24 August 2019

Part Two - Other stuff
The full open-ended Southern Devon Folk Diary listings appear as always on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.

Coming up at Ashburton Arts Centre (West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT)
A community owned multi-genre venue run entirely by volunteers: www.ashburtonarts.org.uk

Wednesday 23 October - Boo Hewerdine (a Whitehouse Session)
Monday 11 November -
Julu and Heg (a Whitehouse Session)
Saturday 16 November -
TwoManTing
Wednesday 27 November -
The Little Unsaid

Summary of upcoming West-Country Festivals
Far too many names to mention; check out the individual websites
14-28 September - St Ives September Festival - www.stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk
13-15 September - Cornish Bluegrass Festival - Newquay www.cornishbluegrass.co.uk
28/29 September - Second Teign Shanty Festival - Teignmouth www.teignshantyfestival.co.uk
11-13 October 2019 - The first Salcombe 'Live' Festival www.salcombe-live.co.uk
21-25 October 2019 - Baring-Gould Song School - Okehampton www.wrenmusic.co.uk/Events-2019
25-27 October 2019 - Baring-Gould Folk Weekend - Okehampton www.wrenmusic.co.uk/Events-2019
15-17 November - Bude Folk Roots & World Music Festival - www.budefolkfestival.co.uk

Coming up at: Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
Box office 01404 384050. Full details www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.
Saturday 28 September - Clive Carroll
Friday 11 October - Coco & The Butterfields
Thursday 17 October - Albert Lee & His Band
Friday 25 October - Track Dogs
Sold out Wednesday 30 October - Show of Hands ' Now We Are Four' tour
Saturday 16 November - Acoustic Strawbs
Friday 29 November - Holy Moly & The Crackers
Thursday 19 December -
Mad Dog Mcrea

Coming up at Kingskerswell
(World Unlimited concerts at
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD)
Graham Radley says "We're really pleased to announce details of our Autumn & Winter programme, celebrating 30 years of World Unlimited - promoting the best music from around the world to audiences nationally for 30 years and to audiences in Devon for 5 years. We are very proud to celebrate World Unlimited's special anniversary with a stunning line-up for Autumn and Winter 2019 with something for everyone:"
(all genres summarised below; see www.worldunlimited.co.uk for full details)
September:
6th Super Cumbia y la Liga - direct from Argentina, a crazy mix of Latin grooves and Super Heroes
13th Gordon Giltrap - Innovative guitarist back on the road
14th Awale - The soul of Senegal
20th Saskia Griffiths-Moore Touring her new album recently recorded at Abbey Road
29th Murray A.Lightburn - revered lead singer of 'The Dears'
October:
1st Damien O'Kane & Ron Block - incredible talent on banjos.... 2 world class artists
6th Namvula - Zambian Folk meets Scottish roots
7th De Temps Antan - A special blend of musical flair from Quebec
11th Urban Folk Quartet - high ernergy, genre defying, acoustic music
18th Gordon Haskell - how wonderful he is!
22nd Budapest Cafe Orchestra - gypsy & folk music from around the world
25th Mike Peters presents 'The Alarm' - 30th anniversary tour - sorry,Sold out
27th Marry Waterson & Emily Barker - English folk royalty meets Australian soul in this exciting new collaboration
November:
3rd Winter Mountain - brilliant Americana singer/songwriter
4th Ben Ottewell - the genial giant from Gomez
15th Chris Cleverly - hitting the road with a brand new album
16th Samia Malik - performing in Urdu and English with special guest tabla player, Sukhdeep Dhanjal
17th Josienne Clarke - exquisite singer songwriter with a rare gift for poetic melancholy.
23rd Never the Bride - 'the best female rock voice since Janis Joplin' - Roger Daltrey
24th Steve Pledger - award winning artist with a reputation as a dynamic performer
29th Sound of the Sirens - Powerful, Westcountry folk/rock duo who craft unique, vivid and enduring melodies
30th Chordettes - one of Devon’s most popular and long-standing ladies’ choirs, singing 4-Part Close Harmony
December:
7th Glorious Chorus - Annual outing to Kingskerswell for this amazing choir
14th Knight and Spiers -Stalwarts of the folk scene

News from the 'Folk on the Moor' Club (Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE)
This coming Saturday 10 August FotM will be hosting the folk club 5-7pm, at Dartmoor Folk Festival in South Zeal, so if you're attending the festival do come along to St Mary's Church in the village at 5 o'clock and join us for a few songs. www.dartmoorfolkfestival.org.uk.
Folk on the Moor will restart on Sunday 1 September and the full autumn programme of guest artistes can now be found on www.moorfolk.co.uk.
Sunday 1 September - Greg Russell
Sunday 15 September - John Ward Trio
Sunday 29 September - Damien Barber & Mike Wilson
Sunday 13 October - Luke Jackson
Sunday 3 November - Sarah McQuaid
Sunday 10 November - Daoiri Farrell
As usual just email to reserve seats for any upcoming concerts. The club meets every week, with open nights @ £1 on non-guest nights. Take out / renew club membership to take advantage of reduced ticket prices.

Coming later at The Watermark in Ivybridge
(early booking advised for these shows which will undoubtedly sell out at The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ (map))
Thursday 10 October - Fairport Convention
Thursday 5 December - St. Agnes Fountain
Wednesday 18 December - Mad Dog Mcrea
See
www.ivybridgewatermark.co.uk for full details, bookings etc.

Coming later at Calstock Arts - The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Tickets for some of these events may not be available yet. www.calstockarts.org.
Sunday 22 September - Midnight Skyracer
Friday
13 September - India Electric Co.
Friday 11 October - The Rheingans Sisters
Friday 8 November - Clive Carroll
Saturday 16 November - Keating, Dyer & Davey
Sunday 24 November - Lady Maisery
Saturday 30 November - Lost Sound Chorus
Sunday 15 December - Peter Knight & John Spiers

Twiggs Gigs Autumn 2019 Programme - Exeter
Tuesday 22 October - Willy Porter - Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ (map)
Saturday 9 November - Joseph Parsons - St James' Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, Stoke Hill, Exeter EX4 7AH (map)
Thursday 14 November -
Martyn Joseph - Matthews Hall, Fore St, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HF
For details see https://twiggsgigs.wordpress.com. www.facebook.com/twiggsgigs

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General items retained from previous circulars

Autumn Course - Ensemble Playing in Folk and Traditional Music - Totnes
Wednesday evenings 6.15-7.15pm - September 18th & 25th, October 2nd, 9th, 16th & 30th, November 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th
A 10-week course, led by Gris Sanderson and Louis Bingham of Tunelink South West, designed to bring together musicians with an interest in traditional folk music who wish to meet other players and improve their ensemble playing skills. Suitable for players of all acoustic instruments, including percussionists and multi-instrumentalists. Please email the course leaders with any enquiries, and we will be happy to provide more information on the course content. When getting in touch please let us know your chosen instrument(s) and some detail of your musical background and interests.
Course fee: £80 payable in advance. The running of this course is contingent on sufficient subscriptions. Venue: The Mansion (Pulse building behind Totnes Library), Totnes TQ9 5RP. Contact tunelinksouthwest@gmail.com, 01803 864286, www.facebook.com/TunelinkSW.

What's On at the Bicton Inn in Exmouth - August 2019
The full and varied music and events programme for the Bicton Inn can be found at www.bictoninn.co.uk (and www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/bictoninn.htm).

Bradninch Folk Club News
BRADFOLK, the informal gathering of musicians and singers will continue on the 1st Tuesday of the month in the function room at the White Lion from 8pm. It is free for performers and audience and we never really know what will happen, but it is an opportunity to meet, play and discuss music.
Guest Nights at the Bradninch Folk Club are on the Move
The Guest Nights at the Bradninch Folk Club will start again on 17 September at a new venue, the Guildhall (Fore Street, EX5 4NN). This is because the function room at the Castle with its amazing acoustics is being redeveloped. The club is grateful to all the landlords of the Castle who over the years have provided free accommodation and support. The club as always is working on providing the best performance experience for our audience in September. The room is a larger space on the ground floor which we will lay out to preserve the intimate performance space which is essential for the close relationship which exists between audience and performer but also the room has potential for increasing the audience size and accommodating larger acts. The Guildhall is accessible for disabled persons and it is hoped that this fact and other features of the venue will make it a comfortable space for the audience and performers.

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A quick note on what gets listed below (and in the Diary on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk):
The listings are of course primarily intended for 'folk' events; they will occasionally include Americana, blues and other genres, particularly if the event organisers have taken the trouble to send me material. Be assured though, they will never include tribute bands! (excellent though many of these are) These e-circulars usually cover the full Diary for the coming 4 to 5 weeks, while the website Diary is completely open-ended and currently includes events through to the end of June 2020.

Session news
Wednesday 26 June 2019 8pm - Below The Blackdowns Traditional Irish session - Honiton Inn, Awliscombe

If you like traditional Irish music or play a traditional instrument and know some Irish tunes please come and join in the fun! A regular monthly session on the 4th Wednesday - but no sessions July/August.

Coming up at: Beehive Arts Centre, Honiton
Friday 7 June 8pm - Edgelarks
Saturday 28 September 7.30pm - Clive Carroll
Wednesday 30 October 7.30pm - Show of Hands ' Now We Are Four' tour
Saturday 16 November 7.45pm - Acoustic Strawbs
Thursday 19 December 8pm -
Mad Dog Mcrea
Box office 01404 384050. Full details, tickets etc. www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

Coming up at: Exeter Corn Exchange
Thursday 27 June 8pm - The Blues Band
Wednesday 13 November 8pm - Oysterband & June Tabor
Friday 15 November 8pm - Elkie Brooks
Monday 9 December 2019 8pm - Steeleye Span
Wednesday 26 February 2020 8pm - The Fureys
Monday 4 May 2020 8pm - The Simon & Garfunkel Story
See www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on.

Coming up at: Exeter Phoenix
Sunday 8 September - Sharon Shannon & Seckou Keita: Sacred Earth
Friday 13 September -
Afro Celt Sound System
Friday 18 October -
Al Stewart
Thursday 24 October -
The Eskies
Monday 28 October -
Grace Petrie
Sunday 3 November -
Paul Simon's Graceland
Tuesday 19 November -
Moya Brennan
Thursday 21 November -
Wildwood Kin (at Lemon Grove, Exeter University)
See www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music for full details.

Attention Ceilidh-goers:
How's this for advance planning by 'Exeter Ceilidhs' - a full programme of events for the 2019/2020 season. All the individual dates will appear on the Diary and Ceilidhs pages on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk:
Sat 28-Sep-19 Pigs Might Fly Rosie Baines
Sat 26-Oct-19 Spinach for Norman Pam Hayes
Sat 30-Nov-19 Flash Co Pete Langley
Sat 25-Jan-20 Dartmoor Pixie Band Sarah Bazeley
Sat 29-Feb-20 Home Brew Simon Maplesden
Sat 28-Mar-20 Chris Toyne's Big Band Sarah Clough
Sat 25-Apr-20 Mischief and Mayhem Gill Spence
Sat 30-May-20 Stick the Fiddle Jeremy Child
Sat 27-Jun-20 Amber Fire Chris Jewell

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What's On at the Bicton Inn in Exmouth - June 2019
The full and varied music and events programme for the Bicton Inn can be found at www.bictoninn.co.uk (and www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/bictoninn.htm).

Frequency of these emails
I used to try to get these emails out once a week, but now they seem to be every 10-14 days. Perhaps that's not a bad thing - reducing the information overload - but it does mean that contributors need to give me as much notice as possible to hopefully ensure that their items can be included in good time. JC

Changing your subscription details:
If you change your email, or decide that you don't want to get these messages any longer, please scroll right to the bottom of any Harberton Folk e-circular where you will find links to the Mailchimp system which will enable you to make the appropriate changes.
[this exact wording borrowed from a recent SaDFolk email (Somerset and Dorset Folk) - see Part Two below]

Folk news slightly further afield:
North Devon/West Somerset music listings
Website listings of regular and special music events for the next couple of months for this area can be found at www.shammickacoustic.org.uk (then click on 'Local Events').
Somerset & Dorset (SaDFolk) folk events - Regular email updates
A regular and comprehensive emailed listing is available through www.sadfolk.co.uk (Somerset and Dorset folk, Steve Cunio) for folk events in venues large and small in those two counties, some of which are not too far away from the Harberton Folk area.
Folk in Cornwall
What it says on the tin - www.folkincornwall.co.uk - clubs, sessions, events...
Acoustic Calendar - Sign up for email updates at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com
Tony Watts' monthly calendar of folk clubs, singarounds, acoustic sessions & open mics in the South West. "The Acoustic Calendar is all about DIY music (NOT concerts, gigs, ceilidhs etc). The purpose of the Calendar is to keep you informed of all the places where you can take your voice and/or instrument and join in or do your own thing."
...and not forgetting www.flaxey-green.co.uk (and www.devonfolk.co.uk) for further detailed Devon listings, including many regular pub sessions,  folk dance clubs and much more.

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Show of Hands 'Now We Are Four' Autumn Tour Dates Announced
The first and last two tour dates fall within our coverage area!
NEW Wednesday 30 October 2019 7.30pm - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
NEW Friday 6 / Saturday 7 December 2019 7.30pm - Exmouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Exmouth EX8 2AZ (map)
Show of Hands fans rejoice as Steve Knightley and Phil Beer, two undisputed kings of the folk, roots and acoustic scene reunite with long-term collaborator Miranda Sykes for a brand-new album and tour. And there’s more, because the trio is expanding to include master percussionist Cormac Byrne who returns with his infectious rhythms by popular demand. There are no support acts on this tour, and instead during the opening set each musician will introduce themselves and play in six unique duo combinations where literally anything could happen! This will be an evening spent immersed in the talents of some of the most accomplished musicians of their time, and is not to be missed. Steve says, “With the heartbeat and harmonies that Cormac and Miranda add, we are at last creating a sound we’ve dreamed of making for twenty-five years!”. The album and tour promise infectious new songs and a sound with more depth and intensity than ever before. www.showofhands.co.uk.

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What's On at the Bicton Inn in Exmouth - May 2019
The full and varied music and events programme for the Bicton Inn can be found at www.bictoninn.co.uk (and www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/bictoninn.htm).

***** Part Two - Important Admin note: Email delivery problems *****

I've had problems sending the previous two circulars to 190+ addresses (mainly BTInternet, BTOpenworld, Yahoo, Sky, AOL, plus a few others, all of which use the Yahoo email platform). The circulars have been soft-bounced, i.e. rejected, on both recent occasion by most of those addresses "for policy reasons".
When the same address soft-bounces several circulars in succession, MailChimp (the system I use to send circulars) eventually hard-bounces that address, i.e. permanently removes it from the circulation and I, as Admin, cannot then reinstate that address, although the person in question can re-subscribe themself.
This has happened a couple of times over the last 12 months and I have no real idea why it happens, so it's very difficult trying to do anything about it. But this present circular is a trial inasmuch as it employs simpler formatting with less complex underlying code in the hope this may increase the acceptance rate.

In the interim I have been communicating directly with the 190+ about this problem and I would like to thank the large number of them who very helpfully responded to my last communication when I sent a copy of the latest missing circular as a PDF file attachment, apparently successfully, whereas an attempt to simply forward a copy of the original circular to a test group of 10 addresses failed.

Several people also mentioned that they had an alternative email address which could be used for receiving the circulars - and I would ask anyone in this position to please use the 'update subscription preferences' link at the very foot of any circular to update their email address in the MailChimp data base accordingly. Should you no longer be able to access any original circular, I can update your email address for you on request (but it's best if you do it yourself if possible).
If you change to a Gmail address, please note that my circulars may arrive in your Promotions inbox folder.

It remains to be seen whether the 190+ will actually receive this circular.

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What's On at the Bicton Inn in Exmouth - April 2019
The full and varied music and events programme for the Bicton Inn can be found at www.bictoninn.co.uk (and www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/bictoninn.htm).

Session news
[Following gleaned verbatim from Tony Watts' Acoustic Calendar email updates - sign up at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com]
Colyford (nr. Colyton): The White Hart Inn, Swan Hill Road EX24 6QF (Bob: 01297 553201; Kay: 01297 24870; info: woman.friday@yahoo.co.uk). Acoustic session: Second Tuesday of the month, 8pm. “Trad Irish and tunes mostly.” “We've put it on hold for now. Please would you delete the entry and I'll get back to you if we start it up again.” Liz

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Shape Note Singing - Monthly Singings - Methodist Church, East Street, Ipplepen TQ12 5SX
Shape note singing is an American Choral tradition of unaccompanied singing in four part harmony.  We will sing from The Sacred Harp which has been in continuous use since 1844, and a newly compiled collection called the Shenandoah Harmony which contains an extensive collection of early American hymns. We are not a traditional choir with no membership or performances. We sing for the joy of the experience rather than for the appraisal of an audience.
We are holding the singings on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Next Singing: Tuesday 26 February 7-9pm. For more information email jeremyjamesdonaldson@gmail.com.

Irish Music in Totnes
1st and 3rd Mondays of the month: Traditional Irish music sessions in the library bar of The Totnes Brewing Co., 59a High Street, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
2nd Tuesday and 4th Monday of the month, 8pm: Celtic/Irish session, with jigs and reels etc. at The
Bay Horse Inn, 8 Cistern Street, Totnes TQ9 5SP (map)

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What's coming at Otterton Mill (nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map))
Music indoors in the intimate setting of the upstairs restaurant, or outside under the stars in the courtyard during the summer. All tickets £15 (ticket price covers music only). Pre-booking required. Food served 6pm to 7.30pm, music starts at 8pm. Please call the ticket line 01395 568521 to book. No details yet, but the following are listed on www.ottertonmill.com:
Thursday 21 March - Eddie Martin
Thursday 25 April - Steve Tilston
Thursday 2 May - Amber Cross
Thursday 9 May - Kirsty McGee
Friday 7 June - Jim Causley
Friday 28 June - Veronica Sbergia and Max de Bernardi
Thursday 11 July - Eve Selis
Thursday 25 July - Tipitina
Thursday 1 August - James and Black
Thursday 29 August - Roberts and Lakeman
Friday 4 October - Paul Lamb and Chad Strentz
More to follow...

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Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Calstock Arts was established in 2010 and is a not-for-profit arts venue. It is largely staffed by a dedicated team of volunteers. Initially set up as a Community Interest Company we converted to Charity status in 2015. Our programme is varied and includes folk, jazz and classical music, dance, films, talks, comedy, workshops and exhibitions. Fully licensed bar. Full programme details: www.calstockarts.org. The current programme includes:
Thursday 7 March 2019 8pm - Leveret
Saturday 23 March 2019 8pm - Nick Harper: 58 Fordwych Road
Thursday 18 April 2019 8pm - The Askew Sisters
Friday 3 May 2019 8pm - Eliza Carthy & Martin Carthy
Friday 17 May 2019 8pm - The Little Unsaid

Re-launch of Acoustic Warehouse with new name & style for 2019:
Acoustic Warehouse – Music & Performance Club - Newton Abbot RFC, Rackerhayes, Newton Road, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot TQ12 3SJ
Live music club every Monday 7.15-10.15pm, starting on 21st January Open Mic
For each month, the First & Third Mondays (or if there is a Fifth) will be an ‘Open mic’ format; the Second & Fourth Mondays will be ‘Unplugged’.
Example for April 2019: Mon 1st April Open Mic; Mon 8th April Unplugged; Mon 15th April Open Mic; Mon 22nd April Unplugged; Mon 29th April Open Mic
£2 entrance including raffle, raising money for Rowcroft Hospice.

Tunelink - Evening Workshops in Traditional Music and Dance
Wednesdays 7.00-8.30pm at The Mansion, Totnes TQ9 5RP

Spring/summer 2019: January: 30; February: 6, 13; March:: 6, 13, 20, 27; May: 1, 8, 15, 22; June: 5, 12, 19, 26
Evening workshops in traditional music and dance led by Gris Sanderson and Louis Bingham. Please get in touch for more information. See www.facebook.com/TunelinkSW or email tunelinksouthwest@gmail.com.

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New contact details for Brixham Folk Club
1st Friday, 8pm, The Old Coaching Inn, 61 Fore Street, Brixham TQ5 8AG. Singers and musicians welcome; the programme includes communal singing and a House Band. For information or queries, please contact Mark Harrod on mnharrod@yahoo.co.uk. [Mark is taking over the reigns from Anne & Steve Gill.]

South Brent - Pack Horse Inn
Following the recent closure of the Oak Inn, not the following at the Pack Horse Inn:
Mixed Folk Session on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month: - mainly a song session/‘sing around’ from around 8.30pm on the - Contact Eileen on 01364 73699 eileen.southbrentfolk@gmail.com.
Traditional Folk at the Pack: (formerly at The Oak) - Traditional music and song on the third Thursday of the month in the Tea Room from 8.00pm(ish). FFI Mick Bramich on 01364 649339.
(The future for other ‘Folk at the Oak’ sessions is being considered).

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Upcoming folk shows on Liskeard Radio
Eddie's Folk Music Show starts up again Sunday 25 Nov, 10pm till midnight, 87.7 FM and ONLINE, and then for the first three Sundays in December (2nd, 9th,16th). Please send us details of gigs, sessions, Xmas dos etc, and we'll give yous a shout out. OK? Happy listening! www.liskeardradio.com.

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Winter Concerts at the Crabshell, Kingsbridge
Four "free" concerts are planned in the Crabshell this winter, thanks to the landlord and staff for letting us have the room again. We are pleased to announce the line-up for the first concert on Thursday 22 November: Simon Barron and Acorn Shakers will be our guests; full details on www.shamstrad.co.uk. No need to book; but please be seated by 8pm. To get a good seat get in early! Future concerts will be on 24 January, 28 February and 28 March. Programmes are in the process of being sorted. If you would like to be part of a programme on any of these dates or would like to recommend someone you know, please let Paul know as soon as possible (contact details on website).

Ashburton Arts
Ashburton Arts recently celebrated the first anniversary of its purchase of the old Methodist Church. An extensive programme of arts events of many genres currently extending over the next 3 months is available to view at
www.ashburtonarts.org.uk/whats-on. Well worth a look through. Here just a few names and dates for starters: 6/10 Mevagissey Male Choir; 20/10 Moscow Drug Club; 16/11 Reg Meuross + Harbottle & Jonas; 24+25/11 Simon Mayor & Hilary James; Meridianum Ensemble. Ticket prices for some events are also tiered, depending on what you can afford.

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NEW Tunelink - Evening Workshops in Traditional Music and Dance
Wednesdays 7.00-8.30pm at The Mansion, Totnes TQ9 5RP

Spring/summer 2019: January: 30; February: 6, 13; March:: 6, 13, 20, 27; May: 1, 8, 15, 22; June: 5, 12, 19, 26
Evening workshops in traditional music and dance led by Gris Sanderson and Louis Bingham. Please get in touch for more information. See www.facebook.com/TunelinkSW or email tunelinksouthwest@gmail.com.

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1) Church House Inn, Churchstow, sessions run by John Connor start again on Thursday 6 September at 8pm, and thereafter on the first Thursday of each month until June 2019.
2) Dartington , Acoustic Folk Nights at Meadowbrook Community Centre, Shinners Bridge. All musicians welcome, all styles; Songs; Tunes; start 8.30pm; Fridays: Sep 14th; Oct 12th; Nov 9th; Dec 7th. Facebook: meadowbrook dartington community centre.
[Following gleaned verbatim from Tony Watts' Acoustic Calendar email updates - sign up at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com]
RIP
3) Folly Gate (nr. Okehampton) The Crossways Inn EX20 3AH (Pub: 01837 52088; Dave: 07792 259338, http://www.drjams.co.uk/ )
Third Monday of the month, 9pm. Open mic / jam. “Sorry to say that the Crossways jam is no more. Unfortunately we struggled to get the locals out to support it but thank you to everyone who came and performed and I wish the Crossways all the best for the future.” Dave

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Rachel's East Devon Gig Guide for July
is available to view and as a PDF download at www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/eastdevon.htm.
(Unfortunately this is the last monthly East Devon Gig Guide from Rachel, who says:)
"This is just to let you know that I will not be compiling and sending out any more gig guides for Exmouth. It has become increasingly difficult to get information directly from both the venues and the artists. I have really enjoyed putting it together and would like to say a special thank you to Ted (always first to reply to my email!), Martin, Alison, Geoff and others who have supported the effort and to the many music loving subscribers to the gig guide. We are very lucky to live in a place with so much wonderful live music. Long may it continue. Rachel"

Session news
Okehampton: Okey Folky, The Plume of Feathers, 8 Fore St. EX20 1HB (01837 52815, www.facebook.com/Okey-Folky-2052675631681435)
Last Sunday of the month, 8pm. Open folk session/club. “Everyone is welcome, singers, dancers, musicians.”

Session News
This is always a good opportunity to mention that an ideal source of information about sessions across southern Devon and further afield in the county is www.flaxey-green.co.uk (which also contains a wealth of other folk information).
Jurassic Folk, Seaton - A reminder that Jurassic Folk now only meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, (including August). There are still folk arriving on the 1st Wednesday, only to be disappointed. For any other information, call Adrian and Gerry on 01404 549903.

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[version sent on 8/6/18 to remainder of 270 contacts 'cleaned' by MailChimp, inviting re-subscription]
Once again this copy of yesterday's Harberton Folk email circular is being sent directly from my laptop (not via MailChimp, nor in MailChimp format this time) to those mostly btinternet / btopenworld / yahoo / aol / sky email addresses who were removed a while back from Harberton Folk's MailChimp database due to unknown circumstances and have not yet re-subscribed.
If you wish to continue receiving the regular circulars, please re-subscribe by going to www.harbertonfolk.co.uk where you’ll find a link to a short form to complete – and you’ll be back on the list.
Or simply reply to this email and ask me to re-subscribe you.
You can view Harberton Folk's GDPR-compliant Privacy Policy on the website.
Note that the e-circulars are now being sent from hfolk@johnculf.co.uk.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
At some point in the not too distant future I will no longer be able to continue sending these separate copies to you.
Best wishes
John Culf

[version sent to NON-GDPR segment on 8/6/18]
GDPR - Still time to update your preferences to continue receiving Harberton Folk Circulars - Please act now
The new GDPR data protection law came into force on May 25th.
I'm still hoping some more of the people who have not yet UPDATED THEIR PREFERENCES appropriately (see the link at the very foot of this circular) will do so to enable me to continue sending them the circulars. You will also find an 'unsubscribe' link there, should you need it.
The full list of 1350+ contacts is now effectively split into two parts, one containing the 955 contacts who have already updated, the other (to which this customised version of yesterday's circular is being sent) containing the remainder.
Alternatively, you can simply reply to this email and I can do the updates for you, if you tell me that is your wish.
New contacts can subscribe to the circulation at any time via a link provided on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.
Many thanks for your understanding and cooperation. John Culf

[version sent to GDPR CONSENT segment on 7/6/18]
Firstly, my thanks to the 955 contacts who have (thus far) confirmed their consent to continue receiving Harberton Folk emails. My list is now effectively divided into two parts, i.e. those who have, and those who have not (yet), re-confirmed. I'm now able to send separately to the two groups and will be sending further GDPR reminders (with the circular) to the latter group, and can assure everyone receiving this version of today's that this is the last time I will mention GDPR! Many thanks for your understanding and cooperation. John Culf

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Harberton Folk Circular - Friday 25 May 2018
If you would like to continue receiving Harberton Folk email circulars...
...you must confirm your consent to do so - or your contact details will soon be removed from the circulation
!
I know many of you will be fed up of receiving emails about
GDPR - but today May 25th is the day the new law comes into force.
To date, barely half of my 1300+ contacts have signed up for continued circulars and I am sure there are many more who wish to remain on the list but just haven't got round to taking the appropriate action yet.
Even if you don't read any more of this circular, jump to the "Update subscription preferences" link at the very foot of this email which will offer you a very short simple form to complete - your existing details will already be there (with asterisks blanking most of your email address for security) - just tick both the vacant boxes and click 'Update Profile'. You can enter a completely different email address if you wish. (You could even 'Unsubscribe'!)
I intend to send several further reminders about this in the coming days because I really want to lose as few contacts as possible from the list.

Harberton Folk Circular - Tuesday 15 May 2018
Sorry it's been so long since the last circular. GDPR stuff has been taking up a lot of my spare time, but I think I'm almost there now.
GDPR Update - My Next Email will Require Action on Your Part
My next email (hopefully tomorrow) will be particularly important as it will hopefully ensure that the Harberton Folk email circulation is operating in compliance with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force with effect from 25 May 2018.
You must take action as indicated in that next email (or any subsequent reminders) if you wish to continue receiving the e-circulars, i.e. re-confirm your consent to receive Harberton Folk e-circulars.
If you do not, we will unfortunately be obliged to remove your name and email address from the circulation.
Sorry to sound rather 'technical' or officious, but this IS REALLY IMPORTANT and we don't want to lose you!
Please also note that a few changes are also being made at the same time in the hope of reducing the likelihood of these circulars being regarded as spam/junk by some email systems/providers. For example, the sending address will in future appear as hfolk@johnculf.co.uk (in case you need to 'whitelist' this address or otherwise approve it for receiving Harberton Folk e-circulars.
John

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Update on the New Data Protection Law (GDPR)
My thanks to the significant number of people who have sent comments and offered advice on this subject, following my piece last week. I'm beginning to get a good idea of what I need to do to keep the Harberton Folk email circulation 'legal' and will share this with you soon. It will require simple action on your part to enable you to continue receiving the e-circulars.

New Data Protection Law
Some of you may have heard recent mention of a new (EU) data protection law coming into effect on May 25th; some may have even heard its name: General Data Protection Regulation 'GDPR'. I am still struggling to understand the possible  implications of this for my Harberton Folk email circulars and the MailChimp data base containing your details which underpins the circulars, and what I may have to do - and ask you to do - to ensure compliance with the new law and thereby allow you to continue receiving these circulars. Watch this space! JC

Session News
[Following gleaned verbatim from Tony Watts' Acoustic Calendar email updates - sign up at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com]
RIP
Ermington (nr. Ivybridge): Crooked Spire Inn, The Square PL21 9LP (Pub: 01548 831288). Second Friday of the month, 8.30pm. Open mic. Music and song. No more.

Session News
[Following gleaned verbatim from Tony Watts' Acoustic Calendar email updates - sign up at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com]
CHANGE OF DAY
Exeter: The Oddfellows, 60 New North Rd. EX4 4EP (01392 209050). Every Thursday, 9pm. Open mic. Used to be on Mondays.

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Featured venue: Brook Inn,  33 Longbrook Street, Plympton St Maurice, Plymouth PL7 1NJ
A wide variety of music - see www.facebook.com/pg/BrookInnPlympton/events (www.brookinnplympton.co.uk)
Tel. 01752 297604 - including.
NEW Monday 23 April 2018 - An Evening with Jim Causley
What better way to mark St George's Day than an evening of traditional folk tales and music from one of Devon's best loved and respected figures of today’s contemporary roots and folk scene; Jim Causley. During the past decade Jim has been nominated no less than six times for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award and in 2017 he was nominated as “Singer of the Year” at the awards. We are delighted to offer an evening with Jim on St George's Day. Tickets £25 per person and include a two course meal. www.facebook.com/events/517564475294414.
NEW Friday 4 May 2018 - Peter Donegan - Brook Inn,  33 Longbrook Street, Plympton St Maurice, Plymouth PL7 1NJ
The son of skiffle legend, Lonnie Donegan, now performing his father's songs and keeping alive the memory of one of the first stars of the hit parade. Tickets £3, available adv at the bar (free to restaurant diners that evening). www.facebook.com/events/1926312494365575. Any money raised from ticket sales will go towards Peter's fundraising campaign to help fund treatment for his three year old "Little Man", Eric, who has just been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. www.gofundme.com/littlemanfund.
NEW Monday 23 July 2018 - Julie Felix
Julie's back for her fourth performance at The Brook Inn. This folk legend of the 60s and 70s will be entertaining a small, select audience and the evening includes a three course meal. The cost is just £35 per person and numbers are limited so that everyone can enjoy a very special evening in the company of Julie Felix. www.facebook.com/events/1998278277124715.

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Flaxey Green Website - www.flaxey-green.co.uk
This excellent Devon website contains a wealth of folk-related information in addition to an events diary, such as comprehensive listings for folk dance clubs, pub sessions, bands, solo artists, callers, musicians wanted/available, morris sides, a For Sale section (currently including a couple of melodeons, a Peavey KB3 amplifier and other sound equipment.

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Reminder for Gmail users:
As well as probably putting these circulars in the Promotions inbox folder (rather than the Primary folder), Gmail also 'clips' long emails, such as these circulars, and you need to select the 'View entire message' option to do just that.

Pig's Nose Music
I've only just become aware that music of various genres has been taking place again in East Prawle, the interesting venue being the hall attached to the pub. Sorry I missed reporting The Wurzels there last Saturday, but there are still tickets available for:
NEW Saturday 10 February 2018 9pm - Mad Dog Mcrea - Pigs Nose Inn Hall, East Prawle, Kingsbridge TQ7 2BY (map)
Mad Dog blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. Early bookers can also book return shuttle bus from Kingsbridge via East/West Charleton or Frogmore. Full details www.pigsnoseinn.co.uk.

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'Roots and Shoots' on Exeter's community radio station Phonic FM www.phonic.fm
Listen on 106.8 FM and online on 1st, 3rd, 4th (and 5th) Mondays of the month 6.00pm to 8.00pm. Featuring the best in folk/roots music with a strong emphasis on local music - both live in the studio and recorded. News too of folk/roots events in Exeter and south and east Devon. We welcome contributions from musicians, singers and anyone involved with folk/roots/world music in and around Exeter. Most importantly, listen in, then get in touch to tell us your reactions and suggestions. Contact Roots and Shoots: Telephone 01837 871498 (Martin Henning), email m.henning@hotmail.co.uk.
A message from Adrian Bull
"I co-host the 'Roots and Shoots' radio show. I specialise in playing all things folk(ish) and am particularly keen to promote local artists and events/clubs. If you are a musician and would like me to play some of your music on the show, or even come on as a guest, then I would love to hear from you. I am also keen to have promoters, folk club organisers on the programme."

'Technical' Notes
1) I send copies of my circulars to several different email addresses of my own (Plusnet, Hotmail, Gmail) to help check that as many as possible are reaching their intended recipients. Last week the copy to my Plusnet address unusually finished up in my spam folder. Very occasionally a copy may disappear without trace. I have no idea why - the joys of email! Anyway, if you think you may be missing a copy at any time, you can always find the full open-ended southern Devon Folk Diary listings on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk, along with the most recent circular(s).
2) A chance communication with a recipient of these circulars has revealed that Gmail, as well as probably putting the circulars in the Promotions inbox folder (rather than the Primary folder), also 'clips' long emails, such as these circulars, and you need to select the 'View entire message' option to do just that.
The person in question had failed to see the 'Christmas events' section in Part because of the above clipping.

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The following interesting item appeared in Steve Cunio's Somerset & Dorset Folk Events Diary email today - Have any Harberton Folk recipients experienced this issue yet?
"Do you use Gmail?
I've had a couple of emails from people asking why SaDFolk had started to send them Google Calendar invitations to events they had no interest in. I haven't changed anything here, but following a bit of searching round the Net, I found that Google had made this 'improvement' to their service.
If you have a Gmail account and a Google Calendar account and any email you receive contains something which Google interprets as an event you might want to go to, it automatically adds the invitation to your calendar and sends you an email about it.
To turn this off, you need log into your Google Calendar then click on the gear wheel icon in the top right, select ‘settings’ then look for ‘Events in Gmail’. Under that there should be a ‘Add automatically’ setting. Deselect that and the problem should go away."
Please let me know (by reply to this email) if you as a Harberton Folk recipient have experienced this issue. Thanks. JC

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Folk Music Maps - for Devon and Beyond
Do you want a quick visual guide to folk song and dance clubs elsewhere in Devon? Try the map on www.flaxey-green.co.uk/Pages/Folk_song_and_dance_clubs_map.html. Or further afield? Another (global) folk music map is available at www.folkmusicmap.wordpress.com (could do with a little udpating in places).

Folklore & Mythology Resource Guide
I've added the following link www.supersummary.com/folklore-mythology-guide (Folklore and Mythology Resource Guide) to the Links page page on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.

Also in Topsham, but not the Folk Club
Regular instrumental session (mainly English) at The Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ (map) on the first Tuesday every month (not August) 8pm- 10.30pm.

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Devon Sessions Map on Flaxey Green
A useful map showing many of the regular pub sessions happening in Devon can be found at www.flaxey-green.co.uk/Pages/Sessions_map.html. This is not necessarily exhaustive and, as I know from my own earlier experience, notoriously difficult to keep up to date so do please take a look and let FG's Trevor know of any changes, additions etc.

Folk Club Map
"This could be a really useful resource but it will rely on a community effort to keep it up to date. Have a look at: www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zV_JF5o4YYCs.k5CBvD6DMEsI and, if your club or session isn't there, why not add it?"
[An interesting item gleaned from Steve Cunio's latest 'Sadfolk' (Somerset & Dorset Folk) email circular - see www.sadfolk.co.uk to sign up. I'll be adding the Folk Club Map link to the Links page on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.]

Interesting history of folk sessions in Totnes (from the 1980s to date)
I'm not sure how long it's been there - I've only just happened on it - but a history of folk sessions in various Totnes pubs, compiled by Mick Bramich (with input from others), can be found at www.flaxey-green.co.uk/Pages/Session_History.html.

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A few notes about these listings - what gets listed, what doesn't... etc.
The listings primarily include 'folk' events, mostly of a concert nature, also folk club guest nights, folk workshops, ceilidhs / barn dances etc.
'Folk' of course means many things to many people so that's partly why I also include limited coverage of some Americana, blues and other acoustic music events, but also partly because there are dedicated people/venues in the area putting on top-class performers in these fields - and they take the trouble to send me information. (The 'other musics' will generally have shorter entries and fewer repeats.)
My preferred length for entries is 50-75 words, 100 words max. This length restriction, combined with a 'selection of events only', means that the overall length of each e-circular does not become excessive (and unduly sleep-inducing!). The full open-ended Diary is always available on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.
If you're submitting stuff to me for inclusion, why not give a web link to online music samples? Most performers have them these days. And there's then a chance the reader will take a listen, perhaps like what they hear, and maybe even come to a gig they wouldn't have otherwise considered!
I don't include information about regular informal pub folk sessions or folk (social) dance club material - these areas are well covered by www.flaxey-green.co.uk and www.devonfolk.co.uk. - but I will list details of new sessions, for example.
The general distance qualifier has always been 'within 30 miles as the crow flies from Totnes' (covers a surprisingly wide range), although this does get stretched a little sometimes for items of potential wider South-West interest.
The e-circulars are sent to approx. 1400 folk-specific contacts (no telling of course how many fail to arrive for whatever reason, although I do my best to maintain the email list - several repeated rejections from the same address will result in that address being deleted)  The great majority of those contacts are within the above coverage area.
And please don't be offended if I occasionally forget - or even refuse - to include an item.
Keep enjoying the live music! - John Culf

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An 'interesting' email problem
Those of you who read my recent notes about the various problems I experience when sending these e-circulars may be interested/amused to see a (new) rejection message received from a recipient at a local educational establishment. I have highlighted the offending word in bold/red and added spaces so it's not rejected again. This word appeared in the item about Hayseed Dixie:
Microsoft Antigen for Exchange found a message matching a filter. The message is currently Identified.
Message: "hf21_30 080226"
Filter name: "KEYWORD= racial discrimination: h i l l b i l l y"
Sent from: "John Culf"

A Virus Warning - but please do read this, unlike the usual hoaxes that circulate which are simply designed to clog up the email airwaves:
"There is a dangerous virus being passed around electronically, orally, and by hand. This virus is called Weary-Overload-Recreational-Killer (WORK). If you receive WORK from any of your colleagues, your boss, or anyone else via any means DO NOT TOUCH IT. This virus will wipe out your private life completely. If you should come into contact with WORK, put your jacket on and take two good friends to the nearest grocery store. Purchase the antidote known as Work-Isolating-Neutralizer-Extract (WINE) or Bothersome-Employer-Elimination-Rebooter (BEER). Take the antidote repeatedly until WORK has been completely eliminated from your system. You should forward this warning to 5 friends. If you do not have 5 friends, you have already been infected."

'Virus' warnings - Chain emails (e.g. petrol prices) - Please avoid them
With 1400+ email contacts, if there's junk going around I usually see quite a few examples of it. If you receive a chain email, such as those that warn of a terrible virus circulating which will destroy your hard disk, do please take a moment to check before forwarding it to your entire address book. Pick out a couple of salient words and put them into Google, e.g. "olympic torch email", and you'll soon see that they are invariably hoaxes, simply designed to further clog up email servers across the globe. And whilst possibly originally well intentioned, the petrol price emails doing the rounds have essentially been around since 1999 - see http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_gas_boycott_2006.htm and read the analysis/comments.

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Other interesting local music links
Plymouth Classical Music Concert Diary www.plyclassical.co.uk - Comprehensive month-by-month listings of all types of classical music in and around Plymouth, plus some jazz and folk, including Harberton Folk's events.
Plymouth Music Accord www.plymouthmusicaccord.co.uk - Registered Charity promoting the appreciation and performance of music in the Plymouth area. Members include local orchestras, bands, choirs, opera groups, etc. and many promoters and venues, and Plymouth Folk Festival (who have a brand new, smart website).
'Off topic' but we'll mention a couple of other local live music sources for different genres:
Totnes Early Music Society www.totnesearlymusic.org.uk - fairly self-explanatory

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Folk News for Cornwall
I'm sometimes asked if there is any equivalent of the Harberton Folk e-circulars (which essentially cover southern Devon) for Cornwall. I'm not aware of anything myself, but would be happy to pass on any new information supplied to me.
The quarterly Folk News Kernow covering the county can be viewed/downloaded at
www.dreamersfolk.co.uk/folknews%20kernow.html.
Bodmin Folk Club's website has numerous links, at
www.bodminfolk.co.uk.
More Folks News for (North) Devon
www.shammickacoustic.org.uk - Shammick Acoustic, North Devon folk information
www.flaxey-green.co.uk - Covers much of Devon: folk events, song/dance clubs, sessions, ceilidhs and much more

Folk news slightly further afield:
North Devon/West Somerset music listings
Website listings of regular and special music events for the next couple of months for this area can be found at www.shammickacoustic.org.uk (then click on 'Local Events').
Somerset & Dorset (SADFOLK) folk events - Regular email updates
A regular and comprehensive emailed listing is available through www.sadfolk.co.uk (Somerset and Dorset folk, Steve Cunio) for folk events in venues large and small in those two counties, some of which are not too far away from the Harberton Folk area.
Folk in Cornwall
What it says on the tin - www.folkincornwall.co.uk - clubs, sessions, events...
Acoustic Calendar - Sign up for email updates at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com
Tony Watts' monthly calendar of folk clubs, singarounds, acoustic sessions & open mics in the South West. "The Acoustic Calendar is all about DIY music (NOT concerts, gigs, ceilidhs etc). The purpose of the Calendar is to keep you informed of all the places where you can take your voice and/or instrument and join in or do your own thing."
...and not forgetting www.flaxey-green.co.uk (and www.devonfolk.co.uk) for further detailed Devon listings, including many regular pub sessions,  folk dance clubs and much more.